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Growth Continues: Meet our New Velo3D Sapphire System

Bonita Springs, Florida – May 5, 2021ADDMAN Engineering (Bonita Springs, FL/Westfield, IN), a full service Additive Manufacturing Solutions Provider (ITAR/ISO9001/AS9100), is pleased to announce the purchase of a Velo3D Sapphire System.  To be installed in the Indianapolis facility, this system will be dedicated to running Inconel 718 for a wide variety of industries with our aerospace clients having immediate production needs.   

 With an AI-powered full-stack solution including integrated Flow™ design software and Assure™ quality assurance, VELO3D Sapphire allows for simplification of parts, previously impossible geometries, and shorter print times, without the constraints that come with traditional manufacturing or other AM providers.  

 “We have a vision and are looking toward the future not just for our company, but for the entire aerospace industry, where demand for intricate, high-value parts is growing fast,” said CTO and Founder Mark Saberton.  

 ADDMAN Engineering closed on the purchase of 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing in March, 2021.  In a little over a month since the acquisition, additional highly skilled staff have been hired to support the growing relationships with existing aerospace clients. Additional machining, quality, and capacity expansions are also being realized.  Already AS9100 certified, the quality department is being bolstered through the addition of a Creaform EXAscan Black and a high end CMM.  Planning for NADCAP accreditation is also in progress. 

 “The Velo3D Sapphire system unlocks a class of parts that more traditional AM systems are not capable of repeatedly producing.  We are excited to offer this to our customers as they continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.” – Bob Markley, Executive Vice President for ADDMAN and original founder of 3rd Dimension. 

 Requests for additional capacity are being planned for with the reservation of (2) Velo3D XC systems, scheduled for 2022 delivery.  With a significant increase in lasers and volume (600 mm diameter), the XC systems will be a perfect complement to the 4 laser Additive Industries MetalFAB1 already installed. 

“While the Sapphire system brought net-new capabilities to ADDMAN, we’re excited about the Sapphire XCs because they open up a new category of parts, while making impressive increases to capacity and efficiency.” – Mark Saberton, CTO and Founder. 

 With the Indianapolis facility focused on production, the Bonita Springs HQ and Innovation Center offers clients a wide variety of composites and polymer options.  With multiple Titan FDM machines, large format FDM parts can be produced for end use tooling.  A fleet of SLA and FDM machines keep lead times to a minimum and valueadd high.  

 ADDMAN is continuing to add staff across all business functions and is actively pursuing growth opportunities.  To learn more, contact 

 About ADDMAN 

ADDMAN Engineering is an Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) solution provider backed by American Industrial Partners (“AIP”). Combining the expertise and knowledge of AIPs 20 mid-size manufacturing companies, ADDMAN uses AM and advanced technologies to enable our customers to have breakthroughs in product development and manufacturing.  ADDMAN is vertically integrated company, and its capabilities span the design, manufacture, post-processing, and quality equipment needed to take an Additive Manufacturing part from concept to production and final quality inspection.  For more information, visit: 

 About American Industrial Partners 

American Industrial Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm that invest in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, AIP has completed more than 100 transactions and currently has more than $8 billion of assets under management on behalf of leading pension, endowment, and financial institutions. For more information on AIP, visit 

 About VELO3D 

VELO3D empowers companies to imagine more and additively manufacture nearly anything. Bringing together an integrated, end-to-end solution of software, hardware, and process-control innovation, VELO3D’s technology for 3D metal printing delivers unparalleled quality control for serial production and enhanced part performance. With VELO3D Flow™ print preparation software, Sapphire® laser powder bed AM system and Assure™ quality assurance software, manufacturers can accelerate product innovation, become more agile and responsive to market needs and reduce costs. First in the industry to introduce SupportFree™ metal 3D printing, which allows for the manufacture of previously impossible geometries, the company is based in Silicon Valley and is privately funded. VELO3D has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. For more information, follow VELO3D on LinkedIn or visit 

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